My formative years of education have been in the post 9/11 era where Islam has been in turmoil ever since. It has been 18 years since the disastrous event occured and the reprecussions of which are still evident today. Being singled out for practising one's own faith is against basic human morals.
I simply asked myself, what am I doing to help change this perception of Muslims in the modern world?
Why isn't the beauty within Islam being shown to the world? Thinking my immediate capabilities as a practitioner of design, I dwelled on this matter further and wondered, How can I use Design to change the perception of Muslims in the contemporary world?
My self-imposed prompt only served as a question that I try and mentally address everytime I started working on an aspect of this project. To think aesthetically pleasing artifacts can solve issues of perception is quite farfetched. The scale is much beyond the realms of design and requires a holistic, global effort.